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Natalia Vecerek
Position: Freestyle/Backstroke
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palos Verdes Estates, Calif.
High School: Palos Verdes HS
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Junior (2012-13): Had four top-10 finishes as a junior…Competed in three events at the Ivy League Championships (50-Free, 100-Free, 100-Back)…Placed sixth in the 100-Back (1:02.34) against UConn…At the Dartmouth Invitational, placed sixth in the 100-Free (53.69) and eighth in the 100-Back (1:01.11)…Placed tenth in the 100-Back (1:02.03) at the Penn/Yale meet… 

Sophomore (2011-12): Lutkus Award ... Swam several meets as an exhibition swimmer ... 14th in 50 free (25.54) at the Dartmouth Invitational ... Also swam on the 200 medley relay that came in fourth (1:55.62) ... 10th in the 100 fly (1:03.73) and 18th in the 100 free (57.14).

Freshman (2010-11): Finished 27th in the 100 free (53.08) at the Ivy league Championships Member of the 200 free relay that won the Dartmouth Invitational with a time of 1:37.67 ... Member of the winning 200 medley relay (1:50.00) against Northeastern and Rhode Island ... Third place in the 50 free (24.66) at the Dartmouth Invitational ... Also finished seventh in the 100 back (1:01.44) ... Fourth place in the 50 free (25.48) and sixth place in the 100 back (1:01.47) vs. New Hampshire. 

Before Dartmouth: Four-year letterwinner ... Captained the swim team her senior season ... Led her team to four-consecutive Bay League Championships ...  Earned four consecutive individual championships in 200 and 400 free relay  ... Four-time All-League, All-Area, and a CIF qualifier ... Two-time CIF finalist and team MVP ... As a senior, set six school records and three Bay League records ... Nominated for Palos Verdes HS Athlete of the Year ...  Plans to study chemistry and pursue a career in medicine.

Personal: Daughter of Bernand and Roksolana Vecerek ...  Father, Bernand, was a member of the varsity soccer team at Illinois Institute of Technology and played on the U.S. Army volleyball team in 1973.

Vecerek's Top Times

Event Time
50-yard Freestyle 23.84
100-yard Freestyle 51.94
100-yard Backstroke 57.61
100-yard Butterfly 1:00.13
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